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Posted:  1/15/2006 11:52 AM #6205
RC135


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Subject: Springfield Armory M6 Scout "Survival Rifle"
Anyone out there have one of these ?

I just got one <.22LR over .410> a coupla months ago and would like to hear your thoughts.

I've been having lots of fun with it at the local indoor range - the .410 is sure a blast to shoot.

1. Have you hunted with your M6 and, of so, how did it do ?
2. What have you used the .410 for ? What *would* you use it for ?
3. If you wrapped the bearrel with 550 cord to "create" a forend, how exactly did you do it ?
4. Do you reload .410 shells ? I'd like to start.

Rory
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Where is the weapon with which I enforce your bondage ?
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Posted:  3/29/2006 7:55 AM #6427
Mchgnmike


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I have no experience with the Springfield M6 but I do with the Savage 24 which is a .223 over a 20 gauge shotgun. This is an excellent combo for coyote hunting. I am sure someone here has some ideas or opinions on the M6 Springfield.

Posted:  3/31/2006 5:41 AM #6416
shane turnbull


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Subject: Re: Springfield Armory M6 Scout "Survival Rifle"

I just got one <.22LR over .410> a coupla months ago and would like to hear your thoughts.

I've been having lots of fun with it at the local indoor range - the .410 is sure a blast to shoot.

1. Have you hunted with your M6 and, of so, how did it do ?
2. What have you used the .410 for ? What *would* you use it for ?
3. If you wrapped the bearrel with 550 cord to "create" a forend, how exactly did you do it ?
4. Do you reload .410 shells ? I'd like to start.

Rory
619-807-5382

Posted:  3/31/2006 5:58 AM #6417
shane turnbull


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I have a m6 scout, my friend and I both baught them as a bug out gun and also for grouse hunting. The .22 is very accurate at about 75 yrds and the .410 likewise using slugs. I've yet to hunt with it but in September I'll let you know how it does. I have several Savage 24's as well in different calibers but the M6 is the first one that I pick up when I want to go shoot. As far as wrapping the barrel, I used paracord wrapped snug but not tight around both barrels from reciever to muzzel. Then I interwove it back through the loops to the receiver. Be careful not to wrap the barrels too tight, they will flex. I hope that helps you some.


shane

Posted:  4/24/2006 3:38 PM #6391
oldiron_79


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Subject: Springfield Armory M6 Scout "Survival Rifle"
They aso make a version of it wth the .410 barel riffled for .45 colt. t would be a much easier round to find than .410 slugs
"A nation willing to sacrifice liberty for some temporary safety deserves neither safety nor liberty, and shall receive neither" Benjamin Franklin

Posted:  1/16/2012 7:10 PM #29960
rmosier


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I picked up a 22LR/410 in Stainless about a month ago. Put a few CCI Mini-Mag 40 grain HP's through it with the iron sights and it's very accurate. ( I was shooting at a 50 yard target). I also tried some Remington 3" #5 through the 410 and wasn't happy. The pattern is too sparse, and the extractor couldn't remove the spent shell. I've heard that the M6 works much better with Winchester 3" #7 so I'll try that next and report back. I also plan on trying CCI's Velocitor's and Aguila Super Maximum in .22 as well as some 410 rifled slugs from Winchester. I'll report on these as well. I put a Nikon Prostaff 3-7X32 nikoplex scope on, and plan to zero at 75 yards. Using Velocitor's this will make the edges of the cross hairs almost exactly 25, 75, and 100 yards (at 5X and 7X magnification). Can't wait to try it out.


Posted:  1/17/2012 6:32 PM #29976
BigDukeSix


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Where'd you find it?  I've been looking for one for a while now, they seem pretty scarce.
~Stay safe, stay prepared!

~Remember, two is one and one is none. Always have a backup!

~If you show up for a fair fight, you are NOT prepared!

Posted:  1/24/2012 1:53 PM #30049
rmosier


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Found it on Gunbroker.com They are way over priced. But considering what they're currently going for I got a pretty good deal. It's the perfect gun for my bug-out bag. I just put a Nikon 2-7X36 scope on it with see through rings, so I can still use the shotgun effectively.. 410 slugs are a little hard to find. But I picked some crappy Russian ones at  a gun show, and got some good Federal's from MidwayUSA. They're about a buck a piece. Got some 7 1/2  3" shot shells too. For .22 I've got a bunch of Aguila super maximum, CCI Velocitor's, CCI Mini-Mag, and some Federal bulk ammo. Ready to pile up the rabbit bones, and make it rain squirrels. ( I haven't eaten squirrle yet so it might just be small shower, we'll see). I know it's a contriversial subject as to wether or not white tail deer can be ethicaly taken with 410 (please keep in mind this is meant to be a survival gun so ethics would take a back seat at that point). My question is.... If not deer, what else would the 410 slug be used for? I'm thinking max range is something like 30 maybe 35 yards? I live in Jersey, but would bug out to PA.


Posted:  2/4/2012 6:31 PM #30273
Warblade


Joined: 1/19/2012
Posts: 115
Last Post: 12/18/2012
 As a kid I used a double barrel .410 bead front sight only for deer hunting in Florida. Full choke side had buckshot in it, the modified side had a slug. I only harvested 2 does with it before graduating to bigger firearms.. The first was approx. 50-60 yards, perfect broadside, double lung through and through with the slug. She ran about 45-50 yards, stopped, looked back, dropped. Dressed out at 80 lbs. The second one was jumped, and I hit her with the buck at about 15 feet. All 3, YES THREE, 000 pellets (the 2 1/2" shells have three, the 3" has four) took her in the right side quartering away. . Instant kill. She rolled like she had been hit with a big-bore rifle. Field dressed out at 65 lbs. So yes, deer can be taken ethically with a .410 with proper shot placement. Plus, check and see if .45 Long Colt ammo can be used in it. If the Taurus Judge/S&W Governor can use both, why not your M6?


Posted:  2/15/2012 5:34 PM #30406
rmosier


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Warblade - Thanks for the reply. That's good to hear. Seems I've got a pretty versitile little survival tool. I emailed Springfield and received a very strong response NOT to fire 45 long colt. They assured me that it would ruin the gun. It seems at full choke the barrel diameter is too small. But that's ok. I'm going to buy a barrel insert so I can fire .22 Hornet from the 410 barrel. One gun weighing about 5 lbs (with the insert) that fires .22BB, .22CB, ,22SHORT, .22Long, .22LR, .410 2" shot, .410 3" shot, .410 slugs, and .22 Hornet. How in the world can you beat that?  :o)


Posted:  2/18/2012 3:11 PM #30442
TMT


Joined: 2/18/2012
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I was wondering about shooting .45 long colt through the M6. When I looked it up in Wicapedia, they listed .45 LC as an option but now I'm glad I didn't try it. It probably would not be all that accurate anyway due to no rifling. Thanks for the heads up. By the way, someone said they had trouble finding slugs. Just check Wal-Mart. I just picked up a specialty type .410 there with both BB's and disks in the same cartridge which I thought was a very good combination for home defense. They are designed for the Rossi Judge and also come in a combo pack of 10 .410's and 10 .45 Long Colts if you happen to have a gun that can shoot both.


Posted:  12/30/2013 5:54 AM #40130
rmosier


Joined: 1/16/2012
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It's been about 2 years since I first replied. Since then I've taken several squirrels, and a couple rabbits. I Love this gun more now than when I first got it.


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